Israel conducted an airstrike against Iranian positions and a weapons manufacturing plant in Syria’s al-Safirah area southeast of Aleppo. SANA, the official Syrian News Agency, quoted an unnamed Syrian military official who said that the Israeli airstrike took place at 23:37 on Monday. 

“Our air defenses intercepted the missiles… shooting down most of them,” the official added, saying the targets were still being identified and the extent of the damage assessed.

Syrian opposition forces said the Israeli airstrike targeted Iranian Revolutionary Guard bases and a weapons plant.

The Israelis have frequently targeted the growing Iranian presence in Syria during the past year.